The unprecedented and sad occurrence that swallowed-up Chikurubi Maximum prison on Friday the 13th, cries for policy attention. The prison authorities should take a thorough post-mortem of that incident.
Tag: Prison Reform
Catholic News Service (CNS) and others are reporting that Pope Francis is calling for abolition of the death penalty and other penal reforms.
An investigation has been launched after a man died at an immigration removal centre on Friday. Disorder broke out at Morton Hall centre in Lincolnshire after the death.
The following are a series of resources and reports published by The Independent Advisory Panel on deaths in custody.
A competent lawyer is key to avoiding a death sentence. One of the greatest challenges we face in our work is the absence of, or restrictions to, legal aid in certain jurisdictions.
A coroner said a man who died in custody received ‘sub-optimal’ care and raised concerns over prison staffing. South Staffordshire coroner Andrew Haigh said he would be writing a report voicing his concerns to security firm G4S, which runs HMP Oakwood in Featherstone, and will question whether there is a problem with absences.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today launched an inquiry into the non-natural deaths of adults with mental health conditions who die while being detained by the state. The inquiry will look at suicide, homicide, unknown and accidental deaths of people in psychiatric hospitals, prison and police custody in England and Wales.
In the Grassmarket in central Edinburgh, a round stone known as the “shadow of the gibbet” marks the site’s history as an execution spot. While capital punishment continued in Britain long past the last Grassmarket execution in 1784 – the last hanging in Scotland was as late as 1963 – this memorial to such a gruesome practice is an important reminder that barbarity is a part of our history.